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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barrow  \Bar"row\,  n.  [OE.  barow,  fr  AS  beran  to  bear.  See 
  {Bear}  to  support,  and  cf  {Bier}.] 
  1.  A  support  having  handles,  and  with  or  without  a  wheel,  on 
  which  heavy  or  bulky  things  can  be  transported  by  hand. 
  See  {Handbarrow},  and  {Wheelbarrow}. 
 
  2.  (Salt  Works)  A  wicker  case,  in  which  salt  is  put  to  drain. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barrow  \Bar"row\,  n.  [OE.  barow,  bargh,  AS  bearg,  bearh;  akin 
  to  Icel.  b["o]rgr,  OHG.  barh,  barug  G.  barch.  ?95.] 
  A  hog,  esp.  a  male  hog  castrated.  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barrow  \Bar"row\,  n.  [OE.  bergh,  AS  beorg,  beorh  hill, 
  sepulchral  mound;  akin  to  G.  berg  mountain,  Goth.  bairgahei 
  hill,  hilly  country,  and  perh.  to  Skr.  b?hant  high,  OIr. 
  brigh  mountain.  Cf  {Berg},  {Berry}  a  mound,  and  {Borough}  an 
  incorporated  town.] 
  1.  A  large  mound  of  earth  or  stones  over  the  remains  of  the 
  dead;  a  tumulus. 
 
  2.  (Mining)  A  heap  of  rubbish,  attle,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barrow 
  n  1:  the  quantity  that  a  barrow  will  hold  [syn:  {barrowful}] 
  2:  (archeology)  a  heap  of  earth  placed  over  prehistoric  tombs 
  [syn:  {burial  mound},  {grave  mound},  {tumulus}] 
  3:  a  cart  for  carrying  small  loads;  has  handles  and  one  or  more 
  wheels  [syn:  {garden  cart},  {lawn  cart},  {wheelbarrow}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Barrow,  AK  (city,  FIPS  5200) 
  Location:  71.26826  N,  156.80627  W 
  Population  (1990):  3469  (1184  housing  units) 
  Area:  48.7  sq  km  (land),  5.8  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  99723 




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